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Rights Agent

The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency is a top London-based commercial fiction agency.

Our Rights Department represents the world’s bestselling fiction authors internationally and we are looking for a dynamic rights agent to join our busy team: talent, aptitude and a love of commercial fiction is as important to us as publishing experience.

The role involves:

  • Reading, pitching and submitting the agency’s adult and children’s titles
  • Negotiating deals direct with publishers and with co-agent(s)
  • Managing authors’ publication, contracts and payments in the territories
  • Liaising closely with authors, publishers and literary scouts
  • Building and maintaining market awareness in the assigned territories
  • Attending events and representing the Agency and authors at book fairs (particularly London and Frankfurt)
  • Ad hoc admin tasks associated with rights selling

The ideal candidate:

  • will be an avid reader of commercial crime, thrillers and popular fiction
  • will love the world of international publishing and rights selling
  • will have an interest in and awareness of publishing trends here and in overseas markets
  • will love meeting people and be able to confidently and swiftly develop a rapport with our authors and publishers, while also building new relationships and networks
  • will be proactive and organised
  • will enjoy working in a team

The territories offered with this role will be assigned according to experience.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Mary Darby mary@darleyanderson.com by Friday 21st  September. Salary dependent on experience.

Rights Agent

Darley Anderson Literary, TV & Film Agency, London
Full-time, Permanent
Literary Agency, Professional
Foreign Rights, Rights, Co-editions Rights & Permissions, Foreign Rights & Permissions, Other Publishing, Sales, Literary Agent, Contracts, Digital Rights
Closing date: 
21/09/2018